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Free Platinum Elite Status In The New IHG One Rewards Membership Program

Offers such as this are fewer and farther between in recent years.

When details of the new IHG One Rewards frequent guest loyalty program were finally released in April of 2022, many frequent travelers turned to take a second look at what has suddenly become a seriously legitimate and worthy contender — and the ante was further raised yesterday, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 when Platinum elite status was offered for free instantly and automatically for 120 days to anyone who is simply a member of at least one of eight competing major frequent guest loyalty programs…

Free Platinum Elite Status In The New IHG One Rewards Membership Program

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…but you must complete the registration process by Sunday, July 31, 2022; and the stay period of 120 days of Platinum elite status begins immediately after registration has been completed — which means that each member who registers will have their own stay period of 120 days. For example, if you register for this promotion on Monday, June 20, 2022, you will have until Tuesday, October 18, 2022 to complete your qualifying nights within the promotional period.

You also must be a member of at least one of the following eight frequent guest loyalty programs — regardless of elite level status:

  • Accor Live Limitless
  • Best Western Rewards
  • Choice Privileges
  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Radisson Rewards
  • Wyndham Rewards

In order to instantly enjoy all of the associated benefits of Platinum elite status in the IHG One Rewards membership program, simply:

  1. Choose your current frequent guest loyalty program and tier level from the drop-down menu.​
  2. Select REGISTER NOW if you are a member of IHG One Rewards — or JOIN & REGISTER if not.

If you are not already a member of IHG One Rewards, you can join as a member now at no cost.

Instantly Upgrade to Platinum Elite Status

Once you attain instant Platinum elite status, simply stay five qualifying nights within 120 days of registration to keep Platinum elite status through Sunday, December 31, 2023 and enjoy all of the benefits of Silver elite status and Gold elite status — plus:​

  • Earn 60 percent more bonus points every time you stay ​
  • Complimentary room upgrade, which is subject to availability
  • Welcome Amenity of either points or a drink or snack

Earn Your Way to Diamond Elite Status

Once you attain instant Platinum elite status, simply stay an additional 10 qualifying nights — for a total of 15 qualifying nights — within 120 days of registration to earn Diamond elite status through Sunday, December 31, 2023 and enjoy all of the benefits of Platinum elite status — plus:​

  • Earning 100 percent more bonus points every time you stay ​
  • Free Breakfast Welcome Amenity Choice ​
  • Dedicated Diamond Support 24 hours per day, seven days per week

Select Terms and Conditions

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Status Challenge is a promotion that will allow members of other hotel loyalty programs the ability to increase their status within the IHG One Rewards program by staying a reduced number of qualifying nights at IHG Hotels & Resorts. Travelers have a number of hotel programs to choose from and many may not be familiar with the breadth of the IHG hotel portfolio or what IHG’s loyalty program has to offer. After registering for the promotion, members will experience what it is like to be part of IHG’s award-winning hotel loyalty program

IHG reserves the right to validate the hotel loyalty program information shared by members up to 60-days past the promotional end date.

This promotion is not available to members who reside in Greater China.

To be a qualifying night under this Promotion, the room night must be part of a Qualifying Stay. Only those qualifying nights falling within the member’s Stay Period are counted for purposes of the Promotion. Room nights prior to registration or outside of a member’s Stay Period are not included. A qualifying stay is a minimum stay of one night booked under a qualifying rate, with total spend exceeding $30.00 in United States dollars — or local currency equivalent — for each night. The stay can be at any IHG hotel or resort property or Mr & Mrs Smith property, with the exception of stays at IHG hotels and resorts or Mr & Mrs Smith properties located in the Greater China region, which are excluded for purposes of this promotion. Reservations which are booked through on-line travel agencies or other reservation sites — such as booking.com or expedia.com — are not eligible for this promotion. If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible to count the room nights towards the Promotion for those nights that qualify. If a member books more than one room on the same night, the member will only receive credit for qualifying nights for one room.

A qualifying rate include most business and leisure rates — such as Advanced Purchase rates, Best Flexible rates, Global sales negotiated rates (including but not limited to Corporate Gold rates), national/regional/local government rates, and specified leisure rates as confirmed by IHG’s reservation systems. In Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Greater China hotels and resorts, Qualifying Rates include all locally negotiated rates.

Registration for this promotion may require the input of information relating to a member’s affiliation with other hotel loyalty programs. IHG reserves the right to verify any representations made as to participation and status in such programs.

Members must make any promotional inquiries by 60 days from the end of the promotional period, which for this purpose is Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the IHG One Rewards frequent guest loyalty program — apply.

Final Boarding Call

Source: IHG One Rewards.

I have already registered for this promotion — and I was given Platinum elite status instantly.

I plan on not only using it and qualifying for Platinum elite status through Sunday, December 31, 2023; but I may even attempt to qualify for Diamond elite status…

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